In this video, you will personalize the settings
of your Gmail account to make it more functional for your personal needs.
To begin, go to Gmail settings.
From this menu, you can customize your account by selecting a different language.
First, select your desired language settings.
Then, set up your preferences for how you would like the display to look.
Decide how many conversations you want to see on one page.
Then, choose your default font...
and text color for your messages.
There are other preferences you can set too,
such as whether to display external images automatically.
You can also turn on Smart Compose,
a Gmail feature that offers suggestions as you write an email.
Set up desktop notifications if you’d like to be informed
with a pop-up when a new message has arrived.
Or, turn notifications off.
Next, create a signature.
When you set up a signature, it will show up automatically at the bottom of
every new message you compose.
Name your signature.
Then, in the signature box, type your name, job title, a link to your website
or social media account, or anything else you’d like to include in your emails.
Next, choose the font, size, and style of the text in your signature.
Finally, decide whether you’d like to automatically include
your signature in new emails and replies.
Next, set up a vacation responder that will let
people know when you are away and not answering your email.
The vacation responder sends an automatic message to anyone who emails you while you’re away.
Customize the responder by adding the days you will be away...
a subject line...
and the message you want those emailing you to receive.
If you set a last day for your responder, it will turn
off automatically when that day has passed.
Otherwise, turn off the vacation responder when you get back to the office.
Click on one of the links at the top of the settings page for more personalization
options than what is explored in this lesson, like mail forwarding or templates.